International Paper Vicksburg Mill Sponsors Earth Day Drawing Contest for Elementary School

May 19, 2021 4:00 PM ET

In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Redwood Elementary students’ grades K-6 had the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic abilities while celebrating Earth Day – a day focused on promoting clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. All student drawings were submitted to International Paper Vicksburg Mill, where several team members, including the mill’s community outreach committee, voted for the best drawing in each grade.

The winners are as follows:

  • Davis Holden, Kindergarten
  • Dylan Weeks, First Grade
  • Lilyanna Wooten, Second Grade
  • Isabella Murray, Third Grade
  • Dominnico Barnes, Fourth Grade
  • Alexis Hoover, Fifth Grade
  • Lauren Wheelock, Sixth Grade

“It was difficult for our International Paper team members to select just one drawing from each grade because everyone did an excellent job of capturing what Earth Day means to them,” said Jami Cameron, Vicksburg Mill communications manager. “We want to thank all Redwood Elementary students for their participation.”

Each winner selected a prize worth $100. Prize options included a bicycle, art supplies or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects. Their artwork will be framed and hung along the walls of Vicksburg Mill.

“This was a great opportunity to celebrate Earth Day in a creative way,” Cameron said. “It’s our job to teach our future leaders the importance of taking care of our planet for generations to come.”

International Paper is committed to building a better future for people, the planet and the company. In the last five years, the company has worked to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste to landfills, and improving water quality and energy efficiency. The company continues to improve its impact every year by accomplishing its Vision 2030 goals.


About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ approximately 48,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2020 were $21 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit